The Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is a mission of Grace Presbyterian Church and serves about 700 people each month. The Food Pantry distributes food that is purchased from the West Alabama Food Bank. Each year, Grace Presbyterian Church holds an “Empty Bowls” fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds support the Food Pantry.
Loaves & Fishes is located at Grace Presbyterian Church, 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa.
Hours of Operation
The Food Pantry distributes food the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Those in need may pick up food between the hours of 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Distribution day check-in begins in the church parking lot with distribution going directly into vehicles from outside the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry doorway.
The pantry accepts donations of non-perishable items including canned goods, grains, pastas, etc. The pantry also has a need for grocery bags. Donations can be made by leaving items in the food pantry basket at the back of the sanctuary each Sunday or during normal hours of operation.
Thank you for your financial and material support of this ministry, which is truly vital in all three senses of the term: vital in the sense of serving a critical need, vital in the sense of giving life, and vital in the sense of flourishing.
Many volunteers are needed each month both for distribution days and for stocking the pantry and for bagging food. For more information and/or to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Donovan: email@example.com or the Food Pantry manager, Jennifer Sheppard: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, contact the church office: 205-758-1193; office@gracetuscaloosa.